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On This Day

11 February 2018


Births



1926

Leslie Nielson

(Died: 28 Nov 2010)

Aged 84
Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Danish-Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen's performance in Airplane! marked his turning point, which made him "the [Laurence] Olivier of spoofs" according to film critic Roger Ebert, and leading to more further success in the genre with The Naked Gun film series, based on the earlier short-lived television series Police Squad!, in which Nielsen also starred. Nielsen received a variety of awards and was inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1970

Carl Tiler

Age 48
Carl Tiler is an English former footballer who played as a central defender. He made more than 250 appearances in the Football League and Premier League, representing nine different clubs.

Tiler played 20 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2001 – 2002
1982

Natalie Dormer

Age 36
Natalie Dormer is an English actress. Born and brought up in Berkshire, she was educated at Chiltern Edge Secondary School and Reading Blue Coat School, and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first professional acting role was in the Shakespeare comedy The Comedy of Errors in 2003. She made her screen debut in Lasse Hallstrom's romantic film Casanova (2005), followed by a small part in the dramedy Distant Shores (2005). She received widespread praise for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007–08), and was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series.
1983

Nicki Clyne

Age 35
Nicki Clyne is a Canadian actress. She played Cally Henderson Tyrol on the Sci-Fi Channel television series Battlestar Galactica.


On This Day

Nov 282017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                


1948 – Mick Channon

Michael Roger Channon is an English former footballer who played as a striker, most notably for Southampton and went on to represent the English national team in the 1970s. He later became a successful racehorse trainer.

Channon played 40 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1985 – 1986

Age 69


1963 – Armando Iannucci

Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, television director, and radio producer.

Born in Glasgow, Iannucci studied at the University of Oxford, leaving graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci’s television and radio programmes, including Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge and I’m Alan Partridge. Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows, for Channel 4.

Age 54


1975 – Maurissa Tancharoen

Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon in Los Angeles, California is an American television producer/writer, actress, singer, dancer, and lyricist.

Age 42


1982 – Malcom Goodwin

Malcolm Goodwin is an American actor from Brooklyn, New York. He is perhaps best known for his appearance in the music video for the hit song “Party Rock Anthem.” He also appeared as Seamus “Shea” Daniels on Breakout Kings, and as Clive Babineaux in iZombie.

Age 35


1984 – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and singer. She has starred in scream queen roles[1] in the horror films including Final Destination 3 (2006), Black Christmas (2006), Death Proof (2007), The Thing (2011), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016). She appeared as John McClane’s daughter Lucy in the fourth and fifth films in the Die Hard franchise (2007, 2013), Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Leah in The Beauty Inside (2012), and Kate Hannah in the Sundance drama Smashed (2012).

Her singing career started in 2013, with her formation of the music duo Got a Girl with Dan the Automator.

Age 33


1987 – Karen Gillan

Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress, director, and screenwriter. She is known for the role of Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–13). In film, she has starred as Jane Lockhart in Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Kaylie Russell in the horror film Oculus (2013), and Nebula in the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). She took part in the upcoming films Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its untitled sequel (2019). In 2017, she wrote and directed her first feature film, The Party’s Just Beginning.

Age 30


Deaths



2010 – Leslie Nielsen

Born: 11 February 1926

Leslie William Nielsen was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters.

Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his acting debut in 1950, appearing in 46 live television programs a year. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several drama, western, and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s.

Although his performances in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor, Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s, after being cast against type for the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker comedy film Airplane!. In his comedy roles, Nielsen specialized in portraying characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings. His appearance in Airplane! marked Nielsen’s turning point, making him “the [Laurence] Olivier of spoofs” according to film critic Roger Ebert, and leading to further success in the genre with The Naked Gun film series, based on the earlier short-lived television series Police Squad! in which Nielsen also starred. Nielsen received a variety of awards and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame.

Died Aged 84


On This Day   .   Mary Elizabeth Winstead